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2/3/2014 12:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/3/2014 12:25 AM

I'm 15 and looking to get in to BMX, im 5'5. Are there any good recommendations on what bike i should buy?
I have a budget of $200, i know that its not a lot but i can go to a max of $300

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2/3/2014 12:48 AM

$200 won't get you much besides Wal-Mart bikes or used lower end stock bikes, MAYBE a custom if you find the right seller, but not likely. $300 won't get you a lot either, but gives you more options. Especially in the used custom range, check your local craigslist & see if anything's on there, then post the links back here & we'll tell you if it's good or not.

New though, your best bet is probably this 2013 Failure Mainiac bike, it's usually $379.99, but marked down to $279.99 which is within your range, and I'm sure there's a discount code that can be applied too to save you some money. It's really not that bad of a bike, sealed hubs, sealed BB, sealed integrated headset, chromoly main frame. Great bike to start on just by the looks of it.

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2/3/2014 12:59 AM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

$200 won't get you much besides Wal-Mart bikes or used lower end stock bikes, MAYBE a custom if you find the right seller, but not likely. $300 won't get you a lot either, but gives you more options. Especially in the used custom range, check your local craigslist & see if anything's on there, then post the links back here & we'll tell you if it's good or not.

New though, your best bet is probably this 2013 Failure Mainiac bike, it's usually $379.99, but marked down to $279.99 which is within your range, and I'm sure there's a discount code that can be applied too to save you some money. It's really not that bad of a bike, sealed hubs, sealed BB, sealed integrated headset, chromoly main frame. Great bike to start on just by the looks of it.

I also seen a few people reccomending the mongoose mode 900

http://www.walmart.com/ip/20-Mongoose-Mode-900-Boys-Bike-Maroon/21577875

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2/3/2014 4:56 AM

Rohammers wrote:

I also seen a few people reccomending the mongoose mode 900

http://www.walmart.com/ip/20-Mongoose-Mode-900-Boys-Bike-Maroon/21577875

I would stay away from Walmart if you can.

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2/3/2014 6:12 AM

You can also check craiglist.

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2/3/2014 7:20 AM

T-rider wrote:

You can also check craiglist.

Craigslist is your best bet.

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2/3/2014 9:13 AM

save up just a little more and you can get this sunday primer, $340. It's not a high end bike, but way better than the wal-mart mongoose you're looking at and will last you until you start really progressing

http://www.empirebmx.com/sunday-primer-205-2014

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2/3/2014 12:12 PM

adamnmexican wrote:

save up just a little more and you can get this sunday primer, $340. It's not a high end bike, but way better than the wal-mart mongoose you're looking at and will last you until you start really progressing

http://www.empirebmx.com/sunday-primer-205-2014

Hey, I just asked my mom, and she is going to get me an extra $100 so i can buy this bike

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2/3/2014 12:23 PM

adamnmexican wrote:

save up just a little more and you can get this sunday primer, $340. It's not a high end bike, but way better than the wal-mart mongoose you're looking at and will last you until you start really progressing

http://www.empirebmx.com/sunday-primer-205-2014

The bike I listed above has better features for less, and the Mongoose really isn't that bad. Full chromoly frame, fork, bars & cranks, double wall rims even, doesn't say anything about hubs though so they're probably just unsealed ones

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2/3/2014 1:29 PM

If you're going that route, get this.. you'd have to order ASAP because the deal ends:

http://www.danscomp.com/products/102411/2014_Sunday_Magallan_EX_Bike.html

It's 10% off right now, so $449.. use 15OFF code and shipped it's $408 shipped..

Or if you want a deal on a decent bike get this one:


http://www.albes.com/kink-gap-2013-stock-bike.aspx?variation=10026

Use Vitalboard to make it $276 shipped.. which is a great deal.

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2/3/2014 1:57 PM

scratch that, I have the best one here for under $300 (minus shipping costs because idk your postal code), given mine it came out to be $311.46 which is not bad considering you were going to get $100 more.

DK X-Model 2013
Yes, blah blah blah, it's a DK & they have Wal-Mart bikes as well, but look at the specs & tell me this is not a good bike for $293.96

DK Team frame Geometry
100% 4130 Chromoly w/ removable brake mounts, CNC Head tube, and Spanish BB
8.75" Chromoly bar with 12° up sweep and 4° back sweep
100% Chromoly fork w/ Internally threaded, 1pc machined steer tube
175mm 3pc tubular chromoly crank, 19mm 48 spline spindle
KMC 710 half link chain
SUN Envy Aero double wall front rim
Big Baller rear double wall rim
DK 36h 3/8" Sealed front female hub & Sealed 14mm rear hub with 9t driver
DK 28t CNC alloy sprocket
3D CNC machined frontload stem
DK pivotal seat with alloy post
TEKTRO FX340 U brake with soft green pads & TEKTRO XL-510 lever
NEW Kenda Ticket tires with gum walls

20.75" TT, 13.6 CS, 75degree HT, 72degree ST

weight = 24.8 lbs.

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2/3/2014 4:21 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

scratch that, I have the best one here for under $300 (minus shipping costs because idk your postal code), given mine it came out to be $311.46 which is not bad considering you were going to get $100 more.

DK X-Model 2013
Yes, blah blah blah, it's a DK & they have Wal-Mart bikes as well, but look at the specs & tell me this is not a good bike for $293.96

DK Team frame Geometry
100% 4130 Chromoly w/ removable brake mounts, CNC Head tube, and Spanish BB
8.75" Chromoly bar with 12° up sweep and 4° back sweep
100% Chromoly fork w/ Internally threaded, 1pc machined steer tube
175mm 3pc tubular chromoly crank, 19mm 48 spline spindle
KMC 710 half link chain
SUN Envy Aero double wall front rim
Big Baller rear double wall rim
DK 36h 3/8" Sealed front female hub & Sealed 14mm rear hub with 9t driver
DK 28t CNC alloy sprocket
3D CNC machined frontload stem
DK pivotal seat with alloy post
TEKTRO FX340 U brake with soft green pads & TEKTRO XL-510 lever
NEW Kenda Ticket tires with gum walls

20.75" TT, 13.6 CS, 75degree HT, 72degree ST

weight = 24.8 lbs.

Holy fuck. This. All day. This this this. Buy this.

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2/3/2014 4:23 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

scratch that, I have the best one here for under $300 (minus shipping costs because idk your postal code), given mine it came out to be $311.46 which is not bad considering you were going to get $100 more.

DK X-Model 2013
Yes, blah blah blah, it's a DK & they have Wal-Mart bikes as well, but look at the specs & tell me this is not a good bike for $293.96

DK Team frame Geometry
100% 4130 Chromoly w/ removable brake mounts, CNC Head tube, and Spanish BB
8.75" Chromoly bar with 12° up sweep and 4° back sweep
100% Chromoly fork w/ Internally threaded, 1pc machined steer tube
175mm 3pc tubular chromoly crank, 19mm 48 spline spindle
KMC 710 half link chain
SUN Envy Aero double wall front rim
Big Baller rear double wall rim
DK 36h 3/8" Sealed front female hub & Sealed 14mm rear hub with 9t driver
DK 28t CNC alloy sprocket
3D CNC machined frontload stem
DK pivotal seat with alloy post
TEKTRO FX340 U brake with soft green pads & TEKTRO XL-510 lever
NEW Kenda Ticket tires with gum walls

20.75" TT, 13.6 CS, 75degree HT, 72degree ST

weight = 24.8 lbs.

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

Holy fuck. This. All day. This this this. Buy this.

GOD FUCK THATS A NICE BIKE. AND ITS WOODGRAIN. FREAKING WOODGRAIN.

I want it. Fuck a custom bmx. That thing is so perfect and amazing and ugh.

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2/3/2014 4:41 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

scratch that, I have the best one here for under $300 (minus shipping costs because idk your postal code), given mine it came out to be $311.46 which is not bad considering you were going to get $100 more.

DK X-Model 2013
Yes, blah blah blah, it's a DK & they have Wal-Mart bikes as well, but look at the specs & tell me this is not a good bike for $293.96

DK Team frame Geometry
100% 4130 Chromoly w/ removable brake mounts, CNC Head tube, and Spanish BB
8.75" Chromoly bar with 12° up sweep and 4° back sweep
100% Chromoly fork w/ Internally threaded, 1pc machined steer tube
175mm 3pc tubular chromoly crank, 19mm 48 spline spindle
KMC 710 half link chain
SUN Envy Aero double wall front rim
Big Baller rear double wall rim
DK 36h 3/8" Sealed front female hub & Sealed 14mm rear hub with 9t driver
DK 28t CNC alloy sprocket
3D CNC machined frontload stem
DK pivotal seat with alloy post
TEKTRO FX340 U brake with soft green pads & TEKTRO XL-510 lever
NEW Kenda Ticket tires with gum walls

20.75" TT, 13.6 CS, 75degree HT, 72degree ST

weight = 24.8 lbs.

it's been decided, wow, im definitely going this route

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2/3/2014 4:56 PM

Rohammers wrote:

it's been decided, wow, im definitely going this route

Do it, but do it asap. I'm not sure how long that discount code is valid for

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